Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

Press Release: ‘SOMETIMES, I DON’T EAT ALL DAY’ Why APTN Investigates is back with more on food insecurity in the North

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APTN (logo via Wikimedia)

March 31, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Last November, APTN Investigates was first in Canada to break the story of hungry Inuit scavenging for food in a garbage dump. Reporter Kathleen Martens’ story, Wasting Away, sparked a national debate on more permanent poverty solutions, prompted an online charitable initiative and resulted in Facebook discussion groups.

Canadians were shocked at the sight of proud Inuit scrounging for groceries they couldn’t afford. Dismay then turned to disgust when taxpayers learned the fruits and vegetables found at the dump were heavily subsidized under the Harper government’s Nutrition North Canada (NNC) program.

Since Martens’ first story aired, the Harper government is rewriting the controversial NNC program. Now, she is back from the Arctic with even more troubling testimonials, this time from the traditional Inuit community of Arctic Bay, Nunavut. Continue reading

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Press Release: APTN’S ABORIGINAL DAY LIVE & CELEBRATION COMING TO WINNIPEG AND EDMONTON ON JUNE 20, 2015

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APTN (logo via Wikimedia)

March 3, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced today it will host this year’s Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration in Winnipeg, MB and Edmonton, AB, on Saturday, June 20, 2015.

Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration is Canada’s largest celebration of National Aboriginal Day and the summer solstice. From its very beginning, the event has showcased the most accomplished Indigenous musicians and artists of all genres, regions and nations. Now in its 9th year, the celebration continues to grow and to shine a spotlight on the diversity of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples.

The event will again take place in Winnipeg’s historic site The Forks, with the continued tradition of a simultaneous celebration in a second Canadian city. This year, APTN will bring its grassroots event across the Prairies and to Louise McKinney Riverfront Park in Edmonton, AB. Both locations will offer a daylong program of free family-friendly activities ranging from dance and music performances to live art installations, food samplings, and various traditional demonstrations. Wrapping-up the festivities will be a free mainstage live evening concert featuring a stacked roster of Indigenous artists, followed by a fireworks sendoff.

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Press Release: APTN PROUD SPONSOR OF 2015 JUNO AWARDS

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APTN (logo via Wikimedia)

January 27, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) welcomes the opportunity to once again support the JUNO Awards as an award sponsor for the Aboriginal Album of the Year Award. The award will be presented at the 44th Annual JUNO Awards, on Sunday, March 15th, 2015 at the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario.

APTN is proud to sponsor an Award that celebrates the achievements of outstanding Aboriginal artists who significantly inspire and contribute to the growth and development of our music and cultures, said APTN Chief Executive Officer Jean La Rose.

Past recipients of the Aboriginal Album of the Year Award include some of the most esteemed Aboriginal artists including Buffy Sainte-Marie, CerArmony, Crystal Shawanda Derek Miller, Digging Roots, Murray Porter, Susan Aglukark and last year’s winner George Leach.

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Press Release: APTN ANNOUNCES COMPELLING, ADVENTUROUS LINEUP OF 2015 WINTER PROGRAMMING

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December 4, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced today a winter lineup featuring its most compelling collection of programming to date. Its winter programming season kick-starts the New Year on January 5 and will expand its lineup to entice viewers well into 2015.

The network adds a new evening of programming featuring the best of Aboriginal humour with its Tuesday Night Comedy starting January 6. It introduces original series premieres focusing on facets of Aboriginal artistry and antes up the adventure in new seasons of returning fan favourites. Also the introduction of APTN Homegrown Cinema is slated for January 8, when APTN Movies broadens into new territories with Aboriginal and American Indian movies that cover an entire continent of themes.

With the new lineup, APTN will continue to stay on track with its popular original dramas and language programming to keep you warm as Old Man Winter blows his chill around.

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Press Release:TUNE IN TO APTN FOR COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF THE ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS NATIONAL CHIEF ELECTION

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December 2, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced today it will offer special coverage as the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) elects its new national leader. The APTN National News team will be on location to report on this historic event as it unfolds on December 9 – 11 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

This special coverage will feature daily on-site reports, live breaking news and special editions of APTN InFocus, Face to Face and Nation to Nation and will shine light on the future of the AFN.

APTN National News – Special Edition
Extra half-hour of AFN National Chief election coverage from December 9 -11, in addition to daily newscast. Continue reading

Press Release: NATIONAL NEWS FROM EVERY ANGLE, THIS FALL ON APTN

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September 29, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba – APTN National News has announced it’s taking its motto – news that not only informs, but inspires – one step further. APTN InFocus, Face to Face, Nation to Nation, and Laughing Drum will be stand-alone news shows and replace the second half-hour of the network’s national newscast. The APTN National News fall season kicks off on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

The new format of APTN National News, along with the return of APTN Investigates, is set to debut this fall and will bring a 360-degree perspective on Aboriginal issues – six nights a week. In-depth analysis of news stories, sit down interviews focusing on Indigenous issues, political perspectives from Parliament Hill and even a panel of comedians discussing current affairs are to be expected.

APTN National News with Cheryl McKenzie and Michael Hutchinson aptn.ca/news/
Hosts Cheryl McKenzie and Michael Hutchinson continue to cover the stories you won’t see anywhere else. APTN National News delivers the news of the day and provides a more in-depth look at the issues facing Aboriginal communities in Canada and around the world. Premieres October 7 Airs weekdays at 6:00 p.m. on APTN East (ET), APTN West (MT), APTN North (CT) and APTN HD (ET) Continue reading

Press Release: APTN WILL BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE 2014 ABORIGINAL PEOPLES CHOICE MUSIC AWARDS

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September 4, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced today it will broadcast LIVE the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards (APCMA) on Friday, September 12, 2014. The network will also present a special web broadcast from the Red Carpet.

Musical performances and Award presentations will liven up the MTS Centre in Winnipeg as the 9th edition of the APCMAs unfold September 12. This event honours the best in Aboriginal music from across North America as chosen by the public, and will be co-hosted by the original Lorne Cardinal and comrade Ruben Littlehead.

This spectacular gala will feature the best of Aboriginal recording artists with performances by dancer and hip hop artist Supaman, contemporary pop powerhouse Inez Jasper, inspiring hip hop singer KASP, Oklahoma rap duo Mike Bone featuring Lil’ Mike and his brother Funny Bone, singer-songwriter Samantha Crain, Canadian rapper Shawn Bernard aka Feenix, and Andean music group The Imbayakunas, among others.

APTN LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET LIVE Stream: APTN’s special webcast will precede the APCMAs again this year. Hosts Maika Harper and Kyle Nobess of APTN’s newest show Mohawk Girls will mingle with the nominees and guests as they make their way down the Red Carpet. Visit aptn.ca/webstagepass starting at 6:00 p.m. ET for this exclusive online presentation.

ABORIGINAL PEOPLES CHOICE MUSIC AWARDS LIVE Broadcast: APTN will bring the Awards to Canada via the LIVE on-air and online broadcast of the APCMAs. This two-and-a-half hour special will air on APTN and APTN HD at 8:00 p.m. ET on Friday, September 12, 2014. LIVE streaming of the Awards can be viewed at aptn.ca/webstagepass.

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